Dr. Matthew Starr

FRACS (Plast), MBBS (Hons), BA Head Of Department - Plastic Surgery

Dr Matthew Starr is a highly regarded Australian and internationally trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He Dr Starr grew up in Wollongong and is exclusively based in the Illawarra and South Coast region. After completing his medical and surgical training in Sydney, Dr Starr travelled to Europe to pursue his passion for Breast & Body Contouring Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery and Paediatric Plastic Surgery. Based in London, he successfully completed Postgraduate Fellowships at the internationally renowned Great Ormond Street and Royal Marsden Hospitals. During the course of these fellowships, Dr Starr was honoured to be appointed as the inaugural Senior Plastic Surgery Microvascular Fellow at The Royal Marsden, and as a Consultant Paediatric Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street hospitals respectively. He has since returned home to settle in the Illawarra and provide a Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery service to its community where he has appointments in both the public and private systems.


Dr Starr has a special interest in:

  • Breast Reconstruction – with DIEP flap (your own tissue), or Implants
  • Paediatric Surgery – Otoplasty (correction of prominent ears), Birthmark & Cyst removal, Correction of Congenital Asymmetries
  • Facial Surgery – Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Microsurgical Reconstruction – Breast, Lower Limb, Perineal, Head & Neck
  • Skin Cancer & Melanoma
  • Hand Surgery – Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, Dupuytren’s Contracture

Memberships & Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours - The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts - The University of New South Wales